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Scotland want flexibility for Japan match

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This could turn nasty, and not just the weather. Lets hope Scotland gets a chance to fight it out on the pitch.

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*even though World Rugby says there are no backup plans if it has to cancel the match on Sunday because of Typhoon Hagibis.*

Yet it says:

*World Rugby is monitoring a typhoon developing off the south coast of Japan and has a "robust "contingency plan in place should it impact any Rugby World Cup fixtures.*

https://www.ultimaterugby.com/news/robust-contingency-plan-in-place-for-typhoon-hagibis/620879#

How can cancelling a game be considered to be a robust contingency plan? It is an awful plan. Actually, I don't think it is fair to call it a plan at all.

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Contigency plan doesn't mean that it is a plan for the match to take place, it can also mean it is a plan to keep people safe, lowing risks, reducing recovery time backup stadiums, closer locations etc.

People's life and safety is utmost importance, trains, roads, stadium all have to be safe for the matches to take place.

I'm quite sure the players will be forced to stay indoors due to risks of injury even if the typhoon's rating downgrade.

Things happen, deal with it.

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Typhoon Haggis, surely?

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Saturday looks bad, but Sunday looks OK. Hopefully they play the game. Otherwise neigher team will be happy.

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I agree with the Scottish position. The organisers have painted themselves into a corner with the inflexible policy, that now means they can’t treat this game differently and can’t reschedule it to later in the week when it will be fine and sunny....

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It's essential for the game to be played one way or another. Even if it's in a random indoor stadium with no crowd. No game would ruin the tournament and ensure Japan is remembered as the team that didn't earn their place in the last 8.

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